Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Merton E. Carver

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert J. Filer

Third Advisor

Dr. William H. Leftwich


This study investigated the variables measured by the verification scale of the Kuder Preference Record-Voca tiona l and the falsification scale of the GuilfordZimmerman Temperament Survey. Responses of an experimental group of Protestant seminary students were compared with those of a control group of general psychology students. These groups were shown to be different in self-perceived values and attitudes, as defined by results on the Allport Vernon Lindzey Study of Values and the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey, with the experimental group presenting the more altruistic outlook. This was taken to indicate that this group would not be falsifying in giving positive answers to the "good impression" questions of the facade scales.

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